9 Dec, Dhangadhi. The East-West Highway has been blocked in protest of the murders of Bhupendra Baduwal of Lamkichuha Municipality-1 and Arjun Das of Janaki Village Municipality-9.
Locals blocked the East-West Highway at Lamki in Kailali on Friday with a joint protest demanding justice.
Locals are continuously agitating with an eight-point demand against the murder case of slaves found in the Amaravati Community Forest of Janaki Gaonpalika-9 last Saturday morning.
Similarly, the relatives of Baduwal, who was killed with a sharp weapon in Tikapur on November 8, are also protesting against the release of three accused on bail by the court.
Police have not yet arrested nine accused, including Navin Rawal, who is said to be absconding in the Baduwal murder case. Police said that their search was continuing.
One person has been arrested for being involved in the murder of a slave but the other accused are absconding. According to Kailali Police, the search is on as they have been identified.